April Playlist 2020

A lot of great music was released this month, so my April Playlist is pretty jam-packed: Charli XCX, Fiona Apple, Rina Sawayama, some great remixes, and a smattering of random great tracks. Quarantine has got me listening to a lot more music these days; I don’t know why I feel so compelled to start writing and sharing it, but here we are. I’ll be (hopefully) keeping up with maintaining monthly playlists. My past playlists are here. Throw me a follow on Pinterest or Apple Music while you are at it.

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Charli XCX – Claws

Charli XCX released Claws today, earlier than originally expected. She teased the second verse of this banger 1 or 2 weeks ago along with a few other demos and ideas. The fans pushed her to release this track and helped with the name. Other names that had been under consideration were “Clementine” (which Troye Sivan preferred) and “Everything About You”

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SOPHIE Sunscreen Leak

SOPHIE’s Sunscreen has leaked. Prior to April 18, when Soundcloud user romvnz posted it, fans had been scraping by on live recordings of this track. Fans have thirsted after this track almost as much as they have for Charli XCX’s unreleased Taxi. Listen to the SOPHIE Sunscreen leak below. Check out SOPHIE Memes here.

Update Jan 2021: Rest in Paradise, SOPHIE. You literally changed music.

As for the leak, the original soundcloud was taken down.  Instead, listen to Sun Screen from the HEAV3N SUSPENDED set, starting at 13:37 (note, this version is mixed with her remix of Fletcher’s song “Forever”):

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2000s Indie Playlist: a Decade in Review

I put this 2000s Indie rock playlist together a few years back to capture some great music from that time. 11 tracks in total, one for each year. It isn’t necessarily the best track from each year, but tracks that reflected my tastes circa 2008 – 2013. It skews more toward freak folk college indie. Check out my other playlists here!

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